Programs and resources that have supported students through virtual instruction could see their donations doubled thanks to a 36-hour gift-matching period that is part of Cal Poly Pomona’s annual Giving Day.
From April 21 to 22, the Bronco community can contribute to colleges and programs, including the Children’s Center, the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), and the Veterans Resource Center. During last year’s Giving Day, the College of Education and Integrative Studies raised more than $24,000. The majority of funds supported the Partners in Education Fellowship program, which recently recognized 23 students and provided $4,000 fellowships to support future teachers enrolled in CEIS’s teaching credential programs.
One of the 2021 PIE Fellowship recipients, Joselinne Basilio (‘20, Spanish, minor human resources management), said that the donor support alleviated financial stress and allowed her to focus on gaining the knowledge and experience she needs to become the Spanish teacher she always dreamed of being.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to be selected as a PIE Fellow,” said Basilio, who is enrolled in a single subject teaching credential program. “This fellowship has definitely been a blessing and I can’t express the gratitude that I have for this life-changing opportunity. Thank you to the donors for helping me along my journey to becoming a quality teacher.”
Giving challenges, when unlocked, provide additional matching opportunities and increase the amount of funds a program or resource will receive. Challenges open in two ways: when a gift dollar amount is reached or when a specified number of gifts are made.
Matching gifts are provided by generous donors to double the amount provided to university programs.
Here are ways to get involved:
- To Give:
- Visit givingday.cpp.edu
- Text GIVINGDAY to 797979 to receive text reminders and unlock exclusive notifications about challenges and matching.